Editors and curators from Apple Music, App Store and iTunes highlighted great content from indie artists and developers from around the globe.
We're also seeing some more familiar faces in the top TV shows category, with Games of Thrones and The Walking Dead topping the list, followed closely by The Big Bang Theory and Rick & Morty.
In addition to publishing the list of the most-downloaded apps and games, Apple also chose an "app of the year" and a "game of the year" for both the iPhone and the iPad.
Snap may have had a rough year, but you wouldn't know it from the App Store charts. Affinity Photo is also a paid-up front app although Calm is free with an optional subscription.
Moving on to the best games of the year, Splitter Critters took home the title on the iPhone, while The Witness came out on top on the iPad.
Game apps, on the other hand, were dominated by Ludo King, 8 Ball Pool, Super Mario Run, Candy Crush Saga, Sniper 3D, and others.
The top free iPhone apps of the year included lots of usual suspects: Bitmoji, Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Facebook, Google Maps, Netflix, Spotify, and Uber. NPR's "Fresh Air" remained in the top podcast spot for 2017, with Apple noting that daily news podcasts like New York Times' "The Daily" and NPR's "UP First" also made the charts, along with true crime podcasts being popular with listeners. Apple features augmented reality, online realtime mobile games, environmentally-minded apps for sustainable living, and apps to help with parenting.
To begin with, on Apple Music, Drake topped album of the year with More Life, while Ed Sheeran's Shape of You got top song honors.
Taylor Swift's album "reputation" has already shot up to number three on the 2017 U.S. top album charts, despite having only been available for a short period of time.
You can check out the full list of Apple's top apps and more over at iTunes.